I remember when I was 8 years old, and the fourth girl that my mom had in four years (that's one girl a year for 4 years straight with three in diapers!), when my mother announced that us girls had to make all our own clothes or go naked! Plus, we didn't wear jeans yet.
She meant it! Back then, we did not buy any of our clothes so going naked would have been our only option.
I didn't think at the time that it was a blessing. However, over the years (47 years that I have been sewing) it has really been a blessing.
Now, I buy all my clothes, alter them and hubby's because we are short, but I make all of my curtains and pillows...even if I don't need anything new. I just like doing it.
That brings us to my point of this post. My new valances.